TAMPA, Fla., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Bisk Education, a worldwide leader of professional education online, is proud to announce that its Learning Management System (LMS) has officially become Learning Tools Interoperability (LTI)(TM) v1.1 Certified by the IMS Global Learning Consortium. The Bisk LMS is a unique e-learning platform that is offered exclusively to universities that collaborate with Bisk to facilitate the online delivery of their associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees as well as professional certificate programs. Now as an LTI Tool Consumer, the Bisk LMS accepts seamless integrations from university LTI tools.
Integration with other LTI conformant applications and tools eliminates the need for custom programming on the university's part, saving both time and money. It also increases ease of use for students utilizing these tools.
The Bisk LMS is a customizable, fully functioning interactive learning environment powered through University Alliance, a division of Bisk. The Bisk LMS features collaborative, user-friendly tools that allow students to view video lectures from campus-based professors and industry experts - all accessible on demand, 24/7 from their desktop or mobile device. Students can also consult with classmates and faculty through chat rooms, discussion boards and live class sessions.
"Achieving LTI Certification allows for a more seamless experience for our university partners, allowing students to benefit from more collaborative tools aligned with the university's pedagogy," states Dr. Peter Lundberg, Chief Information Officer of Bisk Education.
IMS Global Learning Consortium, the certifying body, has approved and published some 20 standards that have been widely used in higher education, K-12 education and corporate education in regions around the globe.
About Bisk Education
Founded in 1971 by Nathan M. Bisk, Bisk Education is one of the world's leading providers of professional education online. University Alliance (UA), a division of Bisk, is a leader in facilitating the online delivery of associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees as well as professional certificate programs from the nation's leading traditional universities and institutions. Universities powered by UA's technology and support services have surpassed 757,000 individual enrollments from more than 185,000 students - making UA one of the largest facilitators of e-learning in the country. Universities that collaborate with UA include Villanova University, the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, Florida Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, University of Florida, University of South Florida, Valparaiso University, New England College, University of St. Thomas, University of San Francisco, Jacksonville University, University of Vermont, The University of Scranton, and Dominican University. U.S. News University Directory, part of the Bisk network, provides comprehensive and unbiased information on more than 2,000 academic institutions directly from U.S. News & World Report, the most trusted source for college and university rankings since 1983.
Adrian Marrullier, Executive Vice President, Enrollments & Marketing
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